Tag Archive | civil rights

US: 44 Rights Bodies Ask EEOC To Withdraw Proposed Discriminatory Update

US: 44 Rights Bodies Ask EEOC To Withdraw Proposed Discriminatory Update

In the US, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Human Rights Campaign, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the National Women’s Law Center submitted a comment on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Proposed Updated Compliance Manual on Religious Discrimination, which would undermine employment protections for women, people of [colour], […]

Trump-Pence Admin. Assert Civil Rights Laws Won’t Apply to LGBTQ

Trump-Pence Admin. Assert Civil Rights Laws Won’t Apply to LGBTQ

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) have issued the following statement in response to an amicus brief, filed by the US Department of Justice, arguing that Title VII does not protect lesbian, gay, or bisexual people on the basis of sex: “Attacks against the LGBTQ community at all levels of government continue to pour in from […]

MLK Would Have Backed Gay Rights – Son

Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of the assassinated black civil rights activist, Martin Luther King, has said that his father would have backed gay rights. Coretta Scott King, his mother, has actively supported gay rights and equal marriage. “What I know, for sure, is that dad was beyond the average person in terms […]